The salty breeze of the Nautical Mile mingles with pit smoke from this new barbecue spot.
300 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport NY516-771-4227 bbqonthemile.com
BGF Bobby Q’s
This soul-food and barbecue spot is owned by Freeport Village police officer Bobby Ford.
447 N. Main St., Freeport NY516-544-4407 bbqeastofharlem.com
Biscuits & Barbeque
Located in an 1940s-era diner in an industrial neighborhood, Biscuits & Barbeque takes a Cajun approach to barbecue.
106 E. 2nd St., Mineola NY516-493-9797 biscuitsandbarbeque.com
No pork? No problem. This glatt-kosher spot has a full menu of beef and poultry, plus a jerky bar.
529 Central Ave., Cedarhurst NY516-828-5000 grazesmokehouse.com
Harbor Q Smokehouse
Harbor Q has been smoking a classic brisket- ribs-pulled-pork-chicken lineup since 2007.
84 Old Shore Rd., Port Washington NY516-883-4227 harborq.com
Transplanted from Manhattan’s East Village to Syosset in 2011, Mara’s menu features smoked meats as well as Cajun and Creole specialties.
236 W. Jericho Tpke., Syosset NY516-682-9200 marashomemade.com
Sempre Fame Gourmet Grill & BBQ Catering
The high quality of classically smoked meats here is equaled by the over-the-top sandwiches that feature them.
374 Tulip Ave., Floral Park NY516-488-7900 semprefame.com
Emmanuel Voumvourakis ambitious, long-planned monument to barbecue has finally opened off Franklin Avenue in Garden City.
7 12th St., Garden City NY516-833-6633 smok-haus.com
Stuey’s Smokehouse BBQ
Well-crafted ribs, brisket, smoked salmon, pulled pork and smoked sausage. Take out from this chic shop or dine on the patio.
50 Birch Hill Rd., Locust Valley NY516-277-2202 stueysbbq.com
Renzo Vargas, a pitmaster with serious chops, adds a little Peruvian flair to his menu of smoked meats and rotisserie chicken.
2932 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown NY516-396-9892
Smokin’ Al’s Famous BBQ Joint
Al Horowitz, one of LI’s longest-running barbecue bosses, serves up crowd-pleasing ‘cue in a rollicking dining room.
4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park NY516-799-4900 smokinals.com
Swingbellys Beachside BBQ
Since 2006, Swingbellys has weathered a superstorm and personnel changes, but the barbecue only gets better.
909 W. Beech St., Long Beach NY516-431-3464 swingbellyslongbeach.com
At this spot in the heart of Patchogue, wash down your ‘cue with one of three dozen craft brews on tap, in bottles and cans.
70 W. Main St., Patchogue NY631-447-7744 bobbique.com
This exuberant eatery serves classic barbecue with over-the-top variations such as smokehouse mac-and-cheese lasagna.
174 Islip Ave., Islip NY631-581-3264 dangbbq.com
At Dixie’s, just across the tracks from the Kings Park LIRR station, the extensive menu buttresses barbecue with salads, seafood and burgers.
12 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park NY631-292-2520 dixiessmokehouse.com
Maple Tree BBQ Smokehouse
Pick up a barbecue picnic on the way to wine country, or eat in Maple Tree’s dining room, backyard or at a picnic table across Route 25, with a fine view of the Peconic River.
820 W. Main St., Riverhead NY631-727-2819 mapletreebbq.com
Old Fields Barbecue
A menu of smoked regional classics is served counter-style at this stylish, new-wave barbecue restaurant.
15 New St., Huntington NY631-923-1515 ofbarbecue.com
Adjacent to its sister restaurant, Vauxhall, this hip, happening spot even has vegan barbecue items.
24 Clinton Ave., Huntington NY631-923-2622 radioradiohuntington.com
Rolling Smoke Grill
Three years after launching their custom-designed barbecue truck, Kerri and Rich Ciota have opened a brick-and-mortar place.
189B Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma NY844-474-5548 rollingsmokegrill.com
Smoke Shack Blues
In the heart of Port Jefferson, Smoke Shack Blues offers traditional pit-smoked barbecue in a modern, industrial setting.
138 Main St., Port Jefferson NY631-438-6797 smokeshackblues.com
Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More
Arthur Wolf’s menu of traditional smoked meats is filled out with Southwestern-inflected salads, sandwiches and wraps.
199 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton NY631-324-716 smokinwolfbbq.com
Originally located in Wantagh, Jed’s is now smoking in spacious, barn-like digs in Lindenhurst.
143 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst NY631-225-1595